Mary Louise Paulson

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October 23, 1930 ~ October 19, 2021

Mary Lou Paulson, 90, George Iowa, was called to her Heavenly Home, to be with her Lord and Savior, on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.

Funeral plans include a time of visitation with the family present on Friday, October 22, 2021,

at 10:00 am with a service celebrating Mary Lou’s life to follow at 11:00 am, held at the

Tabernacle Baptist Church, 206 East Indiana Avenue, George, IA. Livestreaming link.

Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD.

Mary Lou Synhorst was born October 23, 1930, to Gerrit and Bertha (Buesen) Synhorst, of rural Larchwood, Iowa. Their home was on a farm near the small town of Granite, IA. Later, they moved nearby to the “home place” overlooking the Sioux River on the Iowa, South Dakota border where Mary Lou spent most of her growing up years. She attended country school, and two years of high school in Larchwood before graduating from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, and later from the Christian Workers Institute, in Sioux Falls, SD.

Mary Lou married Leland Paulson of Sioux Falls, on July 27, 1953, celebrating their 68th wedding anniversary this year.

Mary Lou was a versatile musician playing the piano or organ in churches and related gatherings wherever they served. She devoted herself to the Word of God, and prayer for the work of God, and especially for her children and grandchildren.

Mary Lou entered the Good Samaritan Home, in George, on May 28, 2019, a move arranged by her home health care nurse. Mary Lou had been talking about going to the home for some time, possibly thinking more of Leland, than of herself. After she became unable to walk without falling, they agreed that it was time. Leland admired the positive way and courage with which she accepted the change.

Mary Lou will be deeply missed by her husband, Leland; three children, Orlan (Rosa) Paulson, Haltom City, TX, LeAnn Riveness, Mt. Prospect, IL, and John Paulson, Superior, WI; brother-in-law, Larry (Judy) Paulson, Edgerton, MN; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many dear friends.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents, Gerrit and Bertha Synhorst; one brother and sister-in-law, Gordon and Elaine Synhorst; two aunts, Em Iverson and Nora Kvale; along with other extended family members.

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